Tijjani Reijnders Bemoans Wasteful Milan After Lecce Draw

Tijjani Reijnders finally got his first Milan goal as Stefano Pioli’s team squandered a two-goal cushion to draw 2-2 against Lecce. In a game resemblant to Rossoneri’s gut-wrenching stalemate at Napoli, last season’s Champions League semi-finalists were eventually lucky to avoid defeat at the Stadio Via del Mare.

Milan took the lead through Olivier Giroud, who received a red card in stoppages and now risks missing up to four matches due to suspension. Reijnders put clear daylight between the sides with a fortunate strike through the goalkeeper’s legs and had another glorious chance to double up his tally but hit the post.

Pioli’s side came to regret numerous wasted opportunities to put the game to bed as Nicola Sansone and Lameck Banda drew Lecce level. Milan almost lost the match deep into added time as Roberto Piccoli struck home from long range. VAR came to the visitors’ rescue, spotting a foul in the build-up. 

Despite finally getting off the mark in the Milan shirt, Reijnders wasn’t happy with today’s result.

We were two goals ahead, we shouldn’t have allowed it to end in a draw. We will have to watch the game again to analyze and learn from our mistakes,” the Milan playmaker said, as quoted by TMW.

I think we started well, at the end of the first half we were two ahead, and with our quality, we shouldn’t allow certain things. We gave Lecce a greater boost with our mistakes.

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